I like to read. Reading equips you with the ability to engage in rational conversation. There’s nothing worse than arguing with someone who doesn’t read and goes by innuendo and fear to make their argument.
I’ve had a million conversations with sources who say he’s leaving and staying. Mitch Lawrence from Sirius XM said he’s gone on our podcast a couple of months ago…
A source close to Kawhi and the team said he’s ‘probably staying’ but no one knows. What I do know is he can’t fucking leave and I’m all about furthering the cause to feed the rumours.
As I said before, I read like I’m trying to get sober and fivethirtyeight.com had a great post this AM on how Kawhi’s shot changed the landscape of the NBA forever. It was about the Sixers coach getting fired and free agent implications mostly based on math (that’s what fivethirtyeight.com does) but this one paragraph stood out to me like a 6 out of 10 after last call.
Kawhi Leonard hit the first Game 7 buzzer-beater in NBA history. https://t.co/UodsAzGita
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) May 13, 2019
But Leonard’s game-winner also has to make a club like the Clippers — a team flush with cap space that is fully expected to pursue Kawhi this summer in free agency — wince. By no means would a single shot kill Los Angeles’s chance of making a pitch to Leonard, but conventional wisdom would suggest that the further the Raptors go in the playoffs, the more likely they’ll be able to persuade Leonard to stay north of the border. (But truthfully, no one knows what will motivate Leonard most. After all, he wanted out of a competitive San Antonio team.)
- Could this be more welcome news at a time when we don’t need any? It’s like finding out you don’t have Cancer and you might also have the biggest penis in the world on the same day.
- Kawhi wanted out of San Antonio because of Greg Popovich. Had nothing to do with being competitive.
- I take this as he’s staying and you should too.
Why can’t we hope? Why can we read the tea leaves? We’re not a news outlet so we can and I can almost guarantee this all means he’s staying. Fact.
Enjoy it. Bath in it. Revel in it like Bautista’s bat flip and listen to the Korean call and tell me this isn’t better than the English version even though you don’t understand shit.
Here's the Korean call of Kawhi Leonard's game-winning shot. People, I have chills. (call from SpoTV) pic.twitter.com/lwKvqB24go
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) May 13, 2019
Kawhi went full Legend last night in every different language. Pretty sure they all said he’s staying, too.
From U.S to China, Kawhi's buzzer-beater was the shot heard around the world (🔉⬆️) pic.twitter.com/Lz865rILIy
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 13, 2019